eHospital Integration Developer

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has embarked on an ambitious programme of works to upgrade or replace a number of its key, legacy clinical and patient administration systems to provide improved business workflows resulting in a better patient healthcare experience. These systems don't exist in isolation but instead need to exchange data and expose functionality with one another.

We're looking for a highly motivated, technically creative individual to join the eHospital Data Integration team to deliver integration solutions between our clinical & administrative solutions. Working with key stakeholders within the IM& T department, the Trust and the wider healthcare community along with suppliers, the post holder will be responsible for delivering timely, accurate patient data to the right staff at the right time allowing them to make informed clinical judgements which will allow them to provide the best possible care for their patients.

Main duties of the job

As an integration developer for the eHospital programme reporting to the Enterprise Interoperability Architect, you will be a leading specialist responsible for data interface and messaging API development, configuration, testing and implementation activities supporting the delivery of our paperless hospital vision.

You will play a critical role, working on multiple projects simultaneously alongside business analysts, system suppliers and stakeholders from across the three hospital sites. Working closely with our teams of clinical facilitators and eHospital Programme leads, you will help to deliver tightly integrated best of breed solutions to the challenges of removing the reliance on paper for healthcare delivery.

You will transform solution designs and requirements specifications into robust solutions utilising our set of key systems around which we are building our hybrid electronic patient record. You will ensure best practice is followed in terms of development, configuration and testing lifecycles.

The work will entail the use of a range of technologies along an open, standards based approach. You will optimise and problem solve to refine and improve system configuration and data quality including back end systems integration via HL7 messaging and user facing interoperability via APIs and FHIR.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:o We focus on what matters mosto We treat others how we would like to be treatedo We are passionate and creative in our worko We do what we say we are going to doo We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Reporting to the Enterprise Interoperability Architect, the post holder will:
  • Translate designs into robust solutions supportable by the Trusts managed business partner for IT
  • Develop and adhere to policies and standards to ensure consistency across projects
  • Work closely with technical subject matter experts and enterprise architects to ensure the technology infrastructure is extensible and reduces complexity wherever possible
  • Advise on appropriate quality standards and control processes. Ensure that quality control activities (e.g. testing) are carried out satisfactorily and options for resolution of defects are clearly articulated.
  • Ensure IT solutions meet information and cyber security governance standards
  • Ensure integration messaging and API development is in line with global healthcare standards, working with third party suppliers, and delivers maximum utility to the end user avoiding duplication of data entry and reducing clinical and operational risk due to misaligned or unavailability of key data items.
  • Develop and enhance the data integration platform that underpins the linkage between component eHospital systems.
  • Document development activities clearly so that key information can easily be shared with support teams for business as usual support and maintenance activities.
  • Investigate and resolve highly complex technical issues relating to software or databases, identifying creative solutions and evaluating the relative merits of different options.
  • Take advantage of new developing techniques and technologies, working closely with the IM& T Enterprise Architecture function to future proof the UHL eHospital platform.
  • Create, develop and maintain good working relationships with external stakeholders and system vendors.
  • Coach and support senior colleagues in their understanding, interpretation and use of information systems.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Degree level qualification in computer science, systems analysis or relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • On-going self-led programme of Continuous Professional Development


  • Masters level qualification in computer science or relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • Microsoft certified to MCITP level or equivalent certification in a non- Microsoft platform
  • ITIL Foundation or good understanding of ITIL



  • Minimum 3 years detailed practical experience of IT in a large complex organisation
  • Demonstrable success in a minimum of two of the following disciplines: healthcare data integration, database design and management, software development, applications management, master data management, business intelligence, data modelling, data quality management.
  • Evidence of understanding of healthcare data and interoperability standards (HL7, FHIR, etc)


  • In excess of five years design and implementation experience in IT at both solution and enterprise levels.
  • Demonstrable success in a minimum of three of the following disciplines: healthcare data interfaces, API development, data management, data integration, database design and administration



  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to write concise and effective reports and create comprehensive design
  • Understanding of principles and practices of good system design
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Highly skilled in a minimum of three of the following: SQL Server development & interaction with T-SQL, HL7, FHIR, Lyniate Rhapsody or other integration engine, Proficient in integration development methods, techniques and standards


  • Knowledge of Project Management principles
  • Knowledge of IT Change Management processes
  • Highly skilled in a minimum of five of the following: Advanced SQL Server development with T-SQL DB optimisation/tuning HL7 FHIR Lyniate Rhapsody Interoperability Toolkit - NHS Digital Windows OS fundamentals Cloud hosting technologies and management tools API development and usage

Planning and Organisation


  • Able to work in multiple delivery styles (e.g. agile, iterative, waterfall)
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, able to manage own workload and share tasks with others
  • Able to work autonomously and demonstrate a high degree of personal motivation and accountability.

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's Values and Behaviours

Communication and relationship skills


  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and be respected as a subject matter expert
  • Good communication skills, able to present complex technical concepts to non IT audiences up to senior management level

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Ability to identify and articulate multiple technical solutions to business problems, making recommendations as to the best course of action identifying risks and benefits in each case
  • Ability to manage competing demands, deadlines in a high pressure environment
  • Ability to accurately estimate development effort required from requirements and solution design documentation
  • Shows mature understanding of the relationship of their specialisation and responsibilities to the directorate/ Trust's and NHS's business as a whole
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills


  • Ability to understand the long-term (big picture) and short-term perspectives of situations

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs.
  • All staff are expected to engage in compassionate and inclusive leadership in the provision of high quality care and interactions with others

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.
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